Most actors are happy if they create one character memorable enough to win an Emmy Award. Allison Janney has six of the trophies on her mantelpiece.
“It’s an exciting life I picked, I tell you, and one I didn’t expect,” says the statuesque, 55-year-old actress.
“When I first started out in this business, with my size (she’s 1.83m tall) and whatever, I couldn’t even get arrested in this business.
“I was ecstatically surprised when it turned out there was a place for me in this industry.”
Any doubt about her career choice must have been finally banished last year when she won Emmys for her roles in both Mom and Masters Of Sex, having previously won four times for her work on the political drama The West Wing.
Congrats to Allison, nominated for both Mom and Masters of Sex!
Mom and Masters of Sex star Allison Janney, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Guest Actress in a Drama Series
“I am so proud to be associated with these two brilliant shows and am so in love with the complicated characters and compelling story lines they bring my way.”
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In the television category, Tracy Morgan, Kathy Bates, Debra Messing, Rob Lowe, Roma Downey, Barbara Bain, Gary Sinise, and William S. Paley, the late founder of The Paley Center, will be honored. Inexplicably, Allison Janney also hasn’t had a star until now (trying to make sense of how the Walk Of Fame system works is a futile task, but it largely involves buying in), but the omnipresent goddess will finally get a slab of sidewalk to call her own in 2016. David Duchovny has been having a renaissance year between his book, his music career, kissing, crying, the show you probably haven’t watched, and, oh yeah, that little X-Files revival that’s happening. He, too, will get to stick his hands in some wet cement, so when aliens eventually land in the streets of Hollywood, they’ll know that American humans had some weird as hell traditions.
Thursday, Nov. 5
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM LIFE IN PIECES (Regular Time Period)
9:00-9:30 PM MOM (3rd Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ANGEL FROM HELL (Series Debut)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (4th Season Premiere)
Melissa McCarthy notched her first No. 1 box-office debut as a leading lady with the $30 million opening of the espionage comedy “Spy,” leaving the guys of “Entourage” in the dust.
The result added to the string of success of McCarthy and writer-director Paul Feig, who first united on the 2011 hit “Bridesmaids.” While “Spy” fell short of the $39.1 million debut of their 2013 comedy “The Heat,” with Sandra Bullock, and came in a tad lower than some predicted, it was good enough to win a weekend lacking blockbuster punch but crowded with action, horror and the resurrected HBO series.
“It sets the table for a fantastic long run,” said Chris Aronson, head of distribution for 20th Century Fox.
The R-rated, action-heavy “Spy,” made for about $65 million, will depend on word-of-mouth and generally glowing reviews to propel it further in the coming weeks. The film, in which McCarthy plays a desk-bound CIA officer sent into a James Bond-like European caper, has already made $56.5 million overseas.
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